over: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ō'vur), [key]
- above in place or position: the roof over one's head.
- above and to the other side of: to leap over a wall.
- above in authority, rank, power, etc., so as to govern, control, or have jurisdiction regarding: There is no one over her in the department now.
- so as to rest on or cover; on or upon: Throw a sheet over the bed.
- on or upon, so as to cause an apparent change in one's mood, attitude, etc.: I can't imagine what has come over her.
- on or on top of: to hit someone over the head.
- here and there on or in; about: at various places over the country.
- through all parts of; all through: to roam over the estate; to show someone over the house.
- to and fro on or in; across; throughout: to travel all over Europe.
- from one side to the other of; to the other side of; across: to go over a bridge.
- on the other side of; across: lands over the sea.
- reaching higher than, so as to submerge: The water is over his shoulders.
- in excess of; more than: over a mile; not over five dollars.
- above in degree, quantity, etc.: a big improvement over last year's turnout.
- in preference to: chosen over another applicant.
- throughout the length of: The message was sent over a great distance.
- until after the end of: to adjourn over the holidays.
- throughout the duration of: over a long period of years.
- in reference to, concerning, or about: to quarrel over a matter.
- while engaged in or occupied with: to fall asleep over one's work.
- via; by means of: He told me over the phone. I heard it over the radio.
- in addition to; besides: a profit over and above what they had anticipated.
- See(def. 8).
- beyond the top or upper surface or edge of something: a roof that hangs over.
- so as to cover the surface, or affect the whole surface: The furniture was covered over with dust.
- through a region, area, etc.: He was known the world over.
- at some distance, as in a direction indicated: They live over by the hill.
- from side to side; across; to the other side: to sail over.
- across an intervening space: Toss the ball over, will you?
- across or beyond the edge or rim: The soup boiled over. The bathtub ran over.
- from beginning to end; throughout: to read a paper over; Think it over.
- from one person, party, etc., to another: Hand the money over. He made the property over to his brother.
- on the other side, as of a sea, a river, or any space: over in Japan.
- so as to displace from an upright position: to knock over a glass of milk.
- so as to put in the reversed position: She turned the bottle over. The dog rolled over.
- once more; again: Do the work over.
- in repetition or succession: twenty times over.
- in excess or addition: to pay the full sum and something over.
- in excess of or beyond a certain amount: Five goes into seven once, with two over.
- throughout or beyond a period of time: to stay over till Monday.
- to one's residence, office, or the like: Why don't you come over for lunch?
- so as to reach a place across an intervening space, body of water, etc.:Mayflower Her ancestors came over on the
- material printed all over with a floral design.
- over the entire surface of; everywhere:material printed all over with a floral design.
- thoroughly; entirely.
- finished:The war was all over and the soldiers came home.
- ended; finished: It seemed miraculous that the feud was all over with.
- in repetition; once more: The director had the choir sing one passage over again.
- See(def. 12).
- several times; repeatedly: They played the same record over and over.
- (in the U.S. during and after World War I) in or to Europe: Many of the boys who went over there never came back.
- finished or done: Let's get this thing over with, so that we don't have to worry about it any more.
- upper; higher up.
- higher in authority, station, etc.
- serving, or intended to serve, as an outer covering; outer.
- remaining or additional, surplus; extra.
- too great; excessive (usually used in combination): Insufficient tact and overaggressiveness are two of his problems.
- ended; done; past: when the war was over.
- an amount in excess or addition; extra.
- a shot that strikes or bursts beyond the target.
- the number of balls, usually six, delivered between successive changes of bowlers.
- the part of the game played between such changes.
- to go or get over; leap over.
- to recover from.
- (used in radio communications to signify that the sender has temporarily finished transmitting and is awaiting a reply or acknowledgment.) Cf.(def. 61).
- a prefixal use oforoccurring in various senses in compounds (overboard; overcoat; overhang; overlap; overlord; overrun; overthrow), and especially employed, with the sense of “over the limit,” “to excess,” “too much,” “too,” to form verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and nouns (overact; overcapitalize; overcrowd; overfull; overmuch; oversupply; overweight), and many others, mostly self-explanatory: a hyphen, which is commonly absent from old or well-established formations, is sometimes used in new coinages or in any words whose component parts it may be desirable to set off distinctly.
- over (Thesaurus)
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